Good news, bad news

Which do you prefer to get first, bad or good news? I’ve always preferred getting the bad stuff first, but today, I’ll put it behind the cut. I’m also postponing a new, knitting-related post until next week. Good News #1 Although the doctors couldn’t figure out the cause of his kidney problems, my cousin is much better and has returned home. Good News #2 Everything is going very well with Dad’s new heart. The doctors are considering a pacemaker to speed up the heartbeat, but it’s early days yet. Bad News This morning, my uncle, Dad’s older brother by about two years, suddenly passed away.

Pretty much at a loss of words here.

20 Responses to “Good news, bad news”

  1. Chris Says:
    September 9th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    While I am very, very glad to hear the good news about your dad and cousin, I am sorry to hear about your uncle. Your family continues to be in my thoughts as you all weather this.

  2. Erika Says:
    September 9th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    I don’t know what to say except – huge hugs in happiness and in sadness. Puppies offer their kisses.

  3. Christy Says:
    September 9th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    sorry to hear about your uncle. it’s always hard, but seems moreso when it’s sudden.

    your family is still in my thoughts

  4. Jess Says:
    September 9th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Glad to hear the good news, so sorry about the bad news. The sudden, unexpected losses are so hard to cope with.

    Wishing you peace and continued improvement for your cousin and your dad.

  5. Dave Says:
    September 9th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Holy moley — what a roller coaster. Thinking good thoughts, sending them your way ……

  6. bellamoden Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 12:27 am

    HUGS.

  7. Jeanne B. Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 1:10 am

    Wow. I’m at a loss, too. Such sad news on the heels of such good news. My condolences regarding your Uncle, and I’m so glad your Dad and cousin are improving. I’m counting on things being all right from here on out for your family. {{{hugs}}}

  8. Nicole Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Sorry to hear about your uncle but I’m glad you Dad is feeling better. I’ll be thinking about you in the coming days.

  9. Kim Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Please accept my condolences for your uncle and wishes for continued improvement of your cousin and dad. Holy crap – what a ride you’ve been on. Sending good thoughts your way.

  10. Guinifer Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    I’m so sorry. Mixed blessings, indeed.

  11. Carrie K Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Well, it was very good news at first. I’m so sorry about your bad news.

  12. lisa Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Hugs to you all…

  13. Jeanne Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    I’m glad to hear the good news about your cousin and dad, but the news about your uncle….I’m so sorry.

  14. schrodinger Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    You and your family continue to be in my thoughts. While I’m thrilled to read about your cousin and Dad, I’m so sorry to hear about your uncle (((((hugs)))))

  15. Mary lou Says:
    September 11th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Oh it’s so hard to have all those feelings at once. Glad you dad is doing well, and hope the news doesn’t set him back too much.

  16. rina Says:
    September 12th, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    HUGS.

    I’m sorry to hear that. Your family is in my thoughts.

  17. mrspao Says:
    September 15th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your uncle. My condolences to you and your family.

  18. Kelle Says:
    September 19th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of your uncle and all the best wishes for the continued recovery of your family.

  19. knittymama Says:
    September 27th, 2008 at 11:56 am

    So sorry about your uncle. I’ll keep hoping all the good news stays good…thinking of you guys!

  20. Tanya Says:
    November 8th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Due to my blog reading lapse, I am only now hearing of all of this. I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you.

    I’m glad that your father is doing better.

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